Cinematographer-director Rajiv Menon, who has been cranking the camera for SP Hosimin’s comic caper Sumo, says he loved shooting for several portions of the film in Japan. The ace lensman conducted a recce before shooting there to know more about the locations and culture there.
He says, “As the movie revolves around a Sumo wrestler, we went in search of traditional Japanese homes to learn about their lives. It was a delight to visit Fuji Five Lakes near Mount Fuji. We wanted to showcase something different in terms of landscape in Japan. For example, Taj Mahal is the first thing which comes to the minds of many foreigners who visit India, and how Eiffel Tower in Paris, but there is lot more to every country.”